CONVERSATIONS CLASS, Sunday afternoons in person
  The Conversations Class is a group of adults focused on growing the soul, connecting with the community, and serving the world. This fall (October 2-November 20), the Conversations Class will gather after worship, eat lunch together, have a book discussion about Eugene Cho’s Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics, and end at 1:30 pm. For more information or to be added to our email list, please contact Joy Gambill at

Location: Barraca Room

Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM

Contacts: Joani and David Hughes, Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Chris and Joy Gambill




  Are you looking for a community to join that is exploring how we can thrive as agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion as part of your ongoing discipleship to Jesus? This fall, we will pilot test a training series for laypersons that centers on a skills-based leadership framework that   doubles as a helpful set of competencies for navigating challenging conversations. Along the way, we will layer in biblical and theological definitions of justice, frameworks for personal moral reflection and discernment, and tools for understanding why ethical conversations are so perplexing (for example, when our values seem to be competing, what to make of our personal loyalties and passions, and how to manage ourselves during difficult exchanges). We will meet for nine weeks beginning October 2.

  Location: Barraca Room

  Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM

  Contacts: Jake and Abigail Cook

COVENANT CLASS, Sunday mornings on zoom
The Covenant class is a diverse group of adults who gather each Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM for study, discipleship, and fellowship.  They utilize a variety of books to engage participants in thoughtful conversation around topics.  Right now, they are reading, Brother to a Dragonfly by      Will Campbell. They are always open to new participants. They meet on Zoom. Please Contact Abigail Cook for the Zoom link to join this class!

Location: Zoom

Time: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Contacts: John Baxley and Mary Foskett



  FAITH TRAVELERS, Sunday evenings in person

The Faith Travelers are a group of women gathered to study the Bible together. They are currently studying Galatians at 5:30PM in the Commons. All are welcome. Contact Kim Wilkinson for more information or to join.

Location: Commons

Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM

Contact: Kim Wilkinson



  FRIENDSHIP CLASS, Sunday mornings online
The Friendship Class is an adult class which employs video-based learning to deepen their understanding of scripture and how it relates to our lives today. They are currently studying Nurturing Faith Journal & Bible Studies with Videos. All ages are welcome.

Location: Currently Meeting on Zoom. Contact Abigail Cook for the Zoom link to join this study.

Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM

Contact: Benny Bowes, Al Guenthner


  BIBLICAL SOJOURNERS CLASS, Sunday morning hybrid class
The Biblical Sojourners are a multigenerational group of women and women that come together to study the Bible and listen for God’s word. Currently studying Numbers. Contact Abigail Cook for the Zoom link.

Location: Hybrid on Zoom and the Conference Room

Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM

Contact: Roper Halverson




GAP CLASS, first and third Sunday mornings online

The Gap is primarily made up of young adults in their 20s and 30s, committed to journeying with each other through all the changing seasons of these pivotal years. Leadership for our group is shared with Pastor Emily and group facilitators from time to time. We generally arrange our time together in conversation and prayer, followed by a conversation about our study for that season. Contact Abigail Cook for the Zoom link.

Location: Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sundays

Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM

Contact: Emily Hull McGee


  DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS, Tuesday mornings online

Eager to Love by Richard Rohr, The Alternative Way of St. Francis of Assisi

Location: On Zoom

Time: 6:45AM

Contact: David Williamson



  SURVEY OF THE BIBLE CLASS, Wednesday mornings in person

Have you ever wanted to see the big picture of how the Bible fits together? Do you need some background that could help you better understand the great story told in the Scriptures? This class is a new teaching ministry of First Baptist Church on Fifth that seeks to offer this kind of big picture background about the Bible. Over the course of the school year, we will survey the entire Bible. To complement the exposition of selected passages of Scripture that we have from the pulpit and in Sunday School classes, this study will give an overview of books in the Bible and entire sections of the Bible. The goal of the class is that the student will finish the study with a greater understanding of God’s Word and a renewed desire to study the Bible more deeply. The teacher will be Dr. David Hull. Following over forty years as a Baptist pastor, he and his wife Jane recently retired and moved to Winston-Salem to be near family. They have joined First on Fifth where their daughter, Emily, is the pastor. This course will build on his years of pastoral teaching in the local church as well as in university and seminary settings. In addition to making this course available to members of First on Fifth, sister churches in the downtown area and in the local CBF church community will be invited to join us. If you are interested in attending, please join us, and invite a friend to come with you to the study.

Location: Kelly Auditorium

Time: 11:00 AM – Noon

Contact: David Hull

Did you miss the first semester? No problem, click on the outlines below to see the course so far.

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

November 16

 Also, you can see some of the recordings of this class on our YouTube page here.


CALLED TO COMMUNITY CLASS, Thursday mornings online

Our Senior Adult Ministry Team will host its weekly fellowship and are discussing the book, Called to Community. Grab a cup of coffee and join your church family for a time of fellowship and learning via Zoom. Contact Abigail Cook for the Zoom link.

Location: Zoom

Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Contact: Amy McClure


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